New parents waiting months for financial benefits amid surge in CERB claims

Months after having their babies, some parents are still waiting to receive benefits from Canada’s employment insurance program, which has been overloaded during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It’s been a complete financial change and strain for us,” said Alanna Los of Brandon, Man., who had her second child July 1. “I’ve been literally on the phone every day […]

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Why some snowbirds are still heading south this winter despite COVID-19 and a closed land border

Despite the U.S. having the world’s highest number of COVID-19 cases, Canadian snowbird Elizabeth Evans is determined to head south next month. That’s because her only winter home is parked at an RV resort in Williston, Florida. “I don’t have a [winter] home here,” said Evans, who’s currently living in her summer trailer at a campground in Niagara […]

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Ontario could see 1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 within weeks, modelling suggests

Health authorities say that new daily cases of COVID-19 in Ontario could top 1,000 in the first half of October, as the province confirmed another 625 infections of the novel coronavirus.  The stark new forecasting comes in updated modelling released Wednesday by the provincial government. On hand to deliver the data were Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer […]

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A coronavirus ‘game changer’: Canadian company claims it can detect virus in the air

An Ontario company claims to have developed game-changing technology that can detect COVID-19 particles in the air. Experts aren’t so sure. Related News:Walmart testing drones for deliveries in North Carolina cityNvidia to buy UK’s Arm, sparking fears of chip dominanceFrom a stable job to a tent: A waiter’s homeless struggleRussian pleads not guilty in foiled […]

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Seth MacLean died in July. Authorities buried him weeks later without telling his family

Seth MacLean’s family spent the last part of this summer pounding the pavement in downtown Toronto desperately searching for a loved one who had seemingly vanished without a trace.  During those frantic weeks in August and early September, his family canvassed homeless people, reached out to jails and contacted Ontario’s Office of the Public Guardian […]

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